Friday, April 8, 2011

G Is for Goodreads

Words alone cannot express how addicted I am to this site. Each week when I post my Wishlist I have so many of you comment that you love the books...well, this is where I find my books. There are so many amazing lists to choose from like this one, 2011 Book Releases I Crave. Or you can simply search for your favorite authors or genres.

One of the fun parts is their widgets. Once you create a reading list, you can make collages out of them for your blogs, much like the two examples that I have in my sidebar.

There are so many great features on this site, you can invite friends and share reviews with them. Join groups and hear what others are reading in your favorite genres and then discuss them.

I will admit that I have yet to explore every nook and cranny of Goodreads and there is so much more to offer. So if you need one more thing other than blogging, Twitter, Facebook, you should check it out here. Enjoy!

22 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

I must admit I'm a little addicted too. Not sure of why I need to keep updating what page I'm on of each book I read, but I do! lol

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I haven't used it as much as some people. I tend to just see what's new according to everyone's TBR lists that end up in my inbox. Other than rating a book I've just read and announcing what I'm now reading, I don't do anything else. I still don't understand the majority of the features.

Cheree said...

I absolutely love Goodreads. But, it's also been bad for me... now I have found way too many books that I really must read... I just have to find time to get around to them.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I'm the worst on Goodreads! I have so many update alerts and people reaching out to me, and I never go over there. I seriously need to start visiting more often. Thanks for the reminder!

Kenda said...

I think I'm going to have to get more serious about using this site--I've only just dipped in a little here and there. Thanks for the tips!

Catherine Denton said...

I'm like Kenda, I haven't explored much. But it really does sound like a fantastic place to find amazing reads.
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Laura Marcella said...

I've been on Goodreads for awhile now and still haven't explored every nook and cranny yet. It's a very cool site!

Matthew MacNish said...

I use it and I like it, but I don't go nearly as deep as you.

Candyland said...

Hahaha Matt...haha...I'm with him. Well not "WITH" him, but you know.

Stephanie said...

LOVE Goodreads!!!!! I love scrolling through the books I have already read and adding to my huge list of books to read! I love reading others people's thoughts and books and comparing them to my own.

LTM said...

yeah, I'm on goodreads, but probably not making as much of it as I could... it is a fantastic site, though. Lurv it~ :o) <3

Lindsay said...

I love Goodreads too. I haven't explored as much as I should, but I do find lots of new books for the TBR pile there ;)

Anita said...

I keep forgetting Goodreads and then every month or two I'll remember and go, Yay! and head over...thanks for reminding me again!

Jemi Fraser said...

I still haven't joined Goodreads - mostly because it sounds like I'll be addicted once I'm on .. and there's just no time at the moment!

Hannah Kincade said...

I love the Goodreads and have spent many hours looking at books. Love books.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I use Goodreads to keep track of my books, but haven't explored anything else. Probably don't have time and shouldn't be on the Internet more than I am.

Sondrae Bennett said...

I adore Goodreads. I've met some really fun and friendly people in some of the groups and I love keeping all my TBR pile in one place online.

N. R. Williams said...

I'm on Good Reads, but I will admit freely that I'm totally lost there.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Kimberly said...

I'm with Jemi, I'm not sure I have time for anything else right now. But I've definitely heard lots of good things about it. Plus, I do like those collages I see everywhere. :)

Baiba1205 said...

hey, tnaks for your comment :)

and I am totally new here, so I'll just have to check it out.

baygirl32 said...

I could have an addiction, but for the next month text books is all I get to enjoy (what was I thinking going back to school?) anyway I will see you there soon LOL

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

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~Deirdra